LIBER Award for Library Innovation

The LIBER Award for Library Innovation was instituted by LIBER with support from Elsevier. It recognizes the three abstracts which best describe innovative work within the overall theme of the Annual Conference 'Research Information Infrastructures and the Future Role of Libraries'.

The criteria (in order of importance) for the Award are:

- Level of innovation
- Impact on the wider library community
- Originality
- Quality of the abstract

The three abstracts which best fulfil these criteria are selected by the Conference Programme Committee. The Award comprises the opportunity to present the winning paper/poster at the 2013 LIBER Annual Conference in Munich, Germany, free Conference registration, and travel expenses and accommodation*. The three winners will receive their Awards during a short ceremony at the LIBER Annual Conference in Munich.

The Conference Programme Committee for the 42nd LIBER Annual Conference has decided to present the 2013 LIBER Award for Library Innovation to:

Olli Nurmi, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland
User Evaluation of the eBook Service in Finnish Public Libraries

Sébastien Respingue-Perrin, Couperin, France
'Too Early, Too Fast?':  The Regulation of the eBook Market in France and its Possible Effects on EU Libraries

Timo Borst, German National Library for Economics (ZBW), Kiel, Germany
Opening up Repositories for the Semantic Web: A Case Study in the Domain of Economic Research

We congratulate the Award winners and look forward to presenting them with their Awards at the Annual Conference in Munich this summer!

Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen
Conference Programme Committee

May 2013

*The value of each Award is € 1,000, including the Conference registration fee.



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